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Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Jul 1, 2020

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), an equal opportunity employer, seeks a qualified individual to replace the current Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer who is retiring after 14 years of service.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on Jul 1, 2020

We all know that the last few months have taken a toll on many—both mentally and emotionally. As leaders, it is our responsibility to find ways to help overcome the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Jun 30, 2020

Although members of the legal community were disturbed by the photos and video showing two attorneys from the St. Louis area brandishing weapons over the weekend, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) is a voluntary bar and neither of the depicted lawyers belong to our organization.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on Jun 22, 2020

The Supreme Court of Missouri is seeking a Director of Court En Banc Section. Qualified candidates shall submit resumes and at least three professional references via e-mail to Interested parties may refer to the Missouri Courts website ( and clicking on “Careers” in the footer for additional details.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on Jun 5, 2020

Americans are united in their shock and sadness following the tragic death of George Floyd. As a legal organization committed first and foremost to the administration of equal justice, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) condemns tactics that violate the constitutional rights of American citizens and acknowledges a nationwide need for dialogue and change around the subject of race and human relations. BAMSL pledges our continued support for the African American and minority communities in the St. Louis region.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on Jun 1, 2020

Although the 2020-21 BAMSL bar year did not start out exactly as everyone had envisioned, I continue to be impressed with what BAMSL leadership, staff and members have been able to accomplish as we all work remotely.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on May 27, 2020

Each May is recognized as Mental Health Month, a national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Posted by: Susan Sagarra on May 21, 2020

After the state of Missouri and City of St. Louis announced stay-at-home orders in mid-March, the staff of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) grabbed paper and digital files we thought we needed to sustain us working at home for a couple of weeks — and worked through the challenges of learning how to connect to the BAMSL server remotely.

Posted by: Daniel Barnett on May 13, 2020

Anxiety robs you of the present moment and places you in the future, where you have no control. Anxiety often is in response to some vague distant danger (often imagined). Eventually, with anxiety, your focus becomes more internal than external — you start to check for physical anxiety symptoms — which, of course, leads to more anxiety. In contrast, fear is in response to a concrete external object or situation that is in the range of possibility and the focus is more external – what out there is scaring you.

Posted by: Glenn Norton on May 8, 2020

Although this is not the start to the BAMSL 2020-21 bar year that we all envisioned, I am honored to serve as your president during this transition.

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Nominations for consideration by the Nominating Committee must be submitted by September 15, 2020.